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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
West End
American, Cafe, Canadian
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560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
(604) 685-3628
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to be entertained and eat great food you won't go far wrong It's eccentric and carefree and somewhere that's worth a stop The food is also to die for - literally !!! It's amazing Enjoy the experience

Thank Stephen F
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent breakfast and lunches. Very easy going atmosphere. Don't ask for coffee refiles cause you'll get some back talk, just get up and get your own. But if you like to be hassled talk back to the wait staff or ask for refills. Remember it is all in fun and good entertainment. Patrick is the best to get wound up... More 

Thank trinity2355
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a charming diner if you have a sense of humour. The food is fantastic! This is a must for me every time I'm in Vancouver.

Thank Brandyland2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a hilarious time here for breakfast as this place which is renowned for its attitude and abuse....the food is pretty good too. Had the lumberjack breakfast, world famous huge pancakes and the eggs benny. Our waiter was so funny and rude and make sure you read the house rules on the front page of the menu. Leave your... More 

Thank webb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this place . The servers make you feel like family . Really great food . I just had the basic eggs and toast but I saw the giant pancake breakfasts come out and they look incredible . All the guests seemed very happy as well . Great environment !

Thank Carissa T
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Know what you're getting into... the shtick is that the servers are "rude" and you have to refill your own coffee. But, if you're up for it, the Elbow Room is great fun and real community spot with a big heart. The food was fantastic and the decor and vibe are lively and fun. Do yourself a favor and stop... More 

Thank g-and-e_nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to place for breakfast when in Vancouver. The food is simple and really good. The menu is stacked with delicious (and not so nutritious) options. Servers are great, but expect an attitude; but it's all an act. They're actually really great people and do an amazing job!

Thank Linus V
Cayuga, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop by the Elbow Room for breakfast and get a side of abuse along with your meal. Probably the most hilarious order of french toast I've ever had. The banter with our server was lively and kept us laughing the entire time. Not a fancy place, but one I would recommend if you have a sense of humour and a... More 

Thank Lori L
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were informed of the restaurant by the staff at the hotel in which we were staying and "warned" that you might be offended by the staff, but that was their "niche". We found it to be an interesting place to dine. It is not fancy inside, but comfortable. We arrived before it opened on Saturday and once inside, it... More 

Thank mah813
London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast and ordered the lumberjack breakfast. The food came and it was stone cold. Not once did a server come to my table to ask was the food ok. I ate what i could because i was starving. The server came to collect my plate and asked "Your finished already?" I told him "Yes because the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: (604) 685-3628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.